Did an Idaho doctor trained in skin-test analysis prove his claims that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine weakens the immune system and seems to be causing cancer? No, that's not true: The claims are supported only by anecdotes, not by data and h
Is this video correct in saying ivermectin is a successful treatment for COVID-19, and that is being covered up by the media and the FDA, CDC and WHO; and is natural immunity through infection better than a COVID-19 vaccine? No, none of t
Did 351,709 votes that had been cast to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom mysteriously vanish during a live CNN broadcast of the California election night results when about half of the votes had been counted? No, that's not true: There
Millions of children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland today amid fears of a similar spike in Covid cases to Scotland - as 23% of parents of secondary pupils will insist their children wear masks. Mail Online, 6 September 2021.
Does an opinion column in The Pulse accurately characterize the fatality risk COVID poses and does it correctly describe what is shown by data in the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)? No, that's not true: Without noting that
As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. That does not mean that 1.3 million people crossed the border, nor does it mean
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A new analysis from the Associated Press.
After Mike Lindell's appearance on the April 28, 2021, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show, Lead Stories published a story titled "Attention Mike Lindell: What You May Want To Know About The 'Data' Used In Your Stolen Election Claims" that traced s
Does a blurry video posted to Mike Lindell's Frankspeech.com show internally consistent evidence of election fraud? No, that's not true: the (clearer) screenshot that serves as the thumbnail image for the video shows identical data for Pe
Evidence suggests that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in teens and do not alter a person's genes. A video questioning the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in children 16-and 17-year-olds is doing the rounds on Facebook
A widely shared Facebook post contains an image featuring the logos of gov.uk and the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) Yellow Card reporting scheme. The graphic says “1517 deaths 1,102,228 adverse reactions”
Did the CDC report that deaths related to COVID-19 vaccines had skyrocketed and that more people were dying of the vaccine than the disease? No, that's not true: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not make any such announc
Vaccination is extremely effective in preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19 but may be less effective in preventing infection.
Data from the organization has been manipulated to cast doubt over the safety of vaccines.
When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.
Does the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance cite zero studies or data showing a benefit to student masking? No, that's not true: The CDC website is peppered with references to studies that show mask use by stud
Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Texas, but it doesn’t have the “highest COVID positivity rate and case count in the nation” — contrary to what Democrat Julián Castro recently tweeted. Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio and
A New York Times column on Facebook’s actions against the data analysis tool CrowdTangle prompted concern from both independent researchers and at least one group collaborating with the platform. According to Kevin Roose, a tech columnist for the
SciCheck Digest Federal vaccine monitoring systems have identified no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people. Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that miscarriage is not more frequent than expected
Does a Public Health England report on COVID variants show the case fatality rate for the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is .08 percent and that, compared to the virus that started the pandemic, Delta is not as lethal? No, that's not true: The
REVIEW The authorization for emergency use of the first vaccines against COVID-19 sparked one of the largest mass vaccination campaigns in history. In the U.S., 182,896,080 persons received at least one dose of vaccine as of 7 July 2021 and 157,908,
The findings of a preliminary paper that evaluated how pregnant women were faring months after receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are being misrepresented online. Alarming posts, like one shared on Instagram on July 6, state that 82% of women who got
Was the initial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021, triggered by explosives that were planted to take the building down? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that a portion of the building initi
Did this "Median U.S. Household Income" chart for 2019 show the estimated amounts earned by race and ethnic group, and was the data in this chart recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau? Yes, but it's lacking context. The chart is from the gov
REVIEW Global COVID-19 vaccination received unprecedented public attention for being the largest vaccination campaign ever. COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrated high efficacy in large clinical tria
“Something like 80% of children are not doing these tests.” Kate Green MP, 30 June 2021. On the Today programme last week, shadow schools minister Kate Green claimed that 80% of schoolchildren are not doing coronavirus tests. A similar cla
Is this video correct in its claim that the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Report System (VAERS) delivers data proving 6,000 people were killed by COVID vaccines? No, that's not true: The VAERS website repeatedly warns users against makin
A Facebook post with over 600 shares claims that the government “has told your GP to hand over your health data, including mental & sexual health, to third parties for payment” and the deadline to opt-out of this is 23 June 2021. This d
The investigation carried out by the Emergency response team has found that no there was no breach of data from the CoWIN app.
Does official data show that more people have died from the vaccines than from COVID-19? No, that's not true: The claim misconstrues what the statistics show. It discounts the deaths of people with COVID-19 and pre-existing conditions and
Following CoWin App data leak reports, the government ruled out the possibility of a hack and said the data was stored in a safe digital environment.
The Justice Department has asked for an internal investigation after revelations that former President Donald Trump's administration seized phone data from House Democrats in 2018 as part of an aggressive leaks investigation.
The records of at least twelve people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually shared, including Chairman Adam Schiff, who was then the top Democrat on the committee.
We’ve been asked by readers about a forthcoming change in the way the NHS in England shares patient data, the various opt-outs available to the public and whether the data is really being sold. What is changing? From July 2021, NHS Digital will s
Did the CDC quietly release data showing that 7 out of 10 Americans are declining the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50.1% of the total population, or 166,388,129 people
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines have been the subject of peer-reviewed studies that found they were effective and safe, but a meme has been circulating on social media falsely claiming that no such studies have been conducted.
REVIEW Starting mid-March 2021, India experienced a massive second wave of COVID-19 cases. As of 20 May 2021, there have been more than 25 million confirmed cases and almost 300,000 registered deaths in India since the beginning of the COVID-19 pand